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MJ1
08-29-2011, 03:34 PM
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Iron Yeoman
08-29-2011, 04:08 PM
Nice! I would love something like that. (Santa are you reading this?)

leccy
08-29-2011, 06:36 PM
That looks a bit like the British L42 or maybe the Enforcer type 7.62mm NATO Lee Enfield.

Rising Sun*
08-30-2011, 06:15 AM
That looks a bit like the British L42 or maybe the Enforcer type 7.62mm NATO Lee Enfield.

I wouldn't know an L42 from my arsehole, but the targets seem to have L42 written on them so you may well be correct.

leccy
08-30-2011, 07:40 AM
Lol never noticed on the targets.

I fired the odd L42 (Lee Enfield Sniper Rifle Post 1970) when attached to the infantry and let them fire my LMG L4A4 (Bren). A couple of WW2 era weapons re-chambered for 7.62mm NATO used up to the 90's.

MJ1
09-01-2011, 09:38 AM
Sorry, yes it's the L42A1 a very amazing rifle.

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leccy
09-01-2011, 12:11 PM
Never got to fire too many rounds out of the L42. Fired a whole lot more out of the No 4 chambered in .303 mainly without scopes and the odd round from a No 5 also in .303

Would love to own one and a Bren but the missus wont let me have my baby tank never mind a rifle or LMG.

MJ1
09-01-2011, 04:54 PM
I like the 303 just as well

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32Bravo
09-03-2011, 02:03 AM
I wouldn't know an L42 from my arsehole, but the targets seem to have L42 written on them so you may well be correct.

Generally, the aim is to keyhole - but I guess arseholing would imply equally well placed shots?

Rising Sun*
09-03-2011, 07:30 AM
Generally, the aim is to keyhole - but I guess arseholing would imply equally well placed shots?

Arseholing would be lucky shots. ;)

Hitting my arsehole might be a well placed shot from the viewpoint of the shooter but, having been given an unnecessarily bigger and considerably less functional arsehole, not from mine.

MJ1
09-03-2011, 10:04 AM
You girls can stop with the butt talk now.

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32Bravo
09-03-2011, 12:44 PM
Arseholing would be lucky shots. ;)

Hitting my arsehole might be a well placed shot from the viewpoint of the shooter but, having been given an unnecessarily bigger and considerably less functional arsehole, not from mine.

I guess you're not a desciple of the 'sweet-let-off', then?

Nickdfresh
09-03-2011, 12:44 PM
What are the going rates for a Lee Enfield? Have the increases exponentially? A former mechanic of mine bought his on the cheap about 20 years ago...

tankgeezer
09-05-2011, 11:22 AM
You girls can stop with the butt talk now.

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You're just egging them on now....

MJ1
09-05-2011, 02:28 PM
.............LOL!.........

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Iron Yeoman
09-05-2011, 03:22 PM
It's not fair, I want one! All I get to play with is my boring SA80 A2.

leccy
09-05-2011, 03:48 PM
I don't even get to play with my L85 A2 anymore (preferred my LSW anyway as I at least got SUSAT).

Iron Yeoman
09-05-2011, 03:58 PM
LSW?? The crow cannon?! No thanks, the A2 version is ridiculously heavy. Apparently we're all getting ACOG now instead of SUSAT although I'll believe it when I see it, we haven't got SUSAT yet and we're a combat arms unit!

leccy
09-05-2011, 05:15 PM
LOL I lugged an LMG or occasionally an Elephant gun (SLR) unless I was lucky enough to get the Stirling (with attendant Charlie G) until we got SA80 and LSW in 92.

The LSW was sooo much lighter I could fire it standing easily. Being wedgies we used the iron sights on our L85's (I still passed as marksman on the Infantry APWT).

MJ1
09-06-2011, 10:04 AM
I carried the M14 into combat iron sights only and made more than a few 400 and 500 yards shots in my wasted youth,,LOL>

Iron Yeoman
09-06-2011, 10:21 AM
I carried the M14 into combat iron sights only and made more than a few 400 and 500 yards shots in my wasted youth,,LOL>

Well sir, I bow to your superior marksmanship :army: !!

I've always struggled to hit over 400m over iron sights with the SA80, i'm not a great shot. I would say average to good. Of course the issue helmet doesn't help but it's a poor workman who blames his tools.

MJ1
09-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Just luck on the longer shot a white bullhorn my spotter saw it with his 7X50's

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leccy
09-06-2011, 12:27 PM
Iron Yeoman

The iron sights are only supposed to be used up to 300m for us poor Teeth but not Teeth Arms not equipped with the SUSAT.


I've always struggled to hit over 400m over iron sights with the SA80, i'm not a great shot. I would say average to good. Of course the issue helmet doesn't help but it's a poor workman who blames his tools.

The MK6 helmet is an abortion to shoot with though if done up correctly especially wearing a Bergan/largepack or body armour when in the prone position.

A good and happy squaddie however, is always whinging about everything though lol.

Iron Yeoman
09-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Iron Yeoman

The iron sights are only supposed to be used up to 300m for us poor Teeth but not Teeth Arms not equipped with the SUSAT.



The MK6 helmet is an abortion to shoot with though if done up correctly especially wearing a Bergan/largepack or body armour when in the prone position.

A good and happy squaddie however, is always whinging about everything though lol.

Very true if a squaddie isn't whinging something is wrong :D We did an awesome range package recently down at Hyde/Lydd ranges. We were doing live advance to contact shoot up to distances of up to 600m with some gimpy rounds going over head - it was the dog's bollocks, however, as mentioned trying to hit running huns at 400m was difficult at best although I did get some of them.:army:

Iron Yeoman
09-06-2011, 03:53 PM
And if we're doing photos of us in the field, here's me (on the right) from a few years ago

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MJ1
09-06-2011, 04:57 PM
Didn't I see you at Bisley on the McQueens course next to me?

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leccy
09-06-2011, 05:03 PM
Nice shot of SAWES or something similar.

The site would close if I posted a pic of me.

Iron Yeoman
09-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Nice shot of SAWES or something similar.

The site would close if I posted a pic of me.

Why do you think I blacked out my face!

I've never shot at Bisley, not good enough for the unit team so doubt I ever will, ho hum...

MJ1
09-06-2011, 11:15 PM
The Shooters Bar opens at 8AM. It was a fun match and you can just enter on your own for several styles of matches.

Pura Vida

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Canberra Man
05-20-2012, 05:41 AM
Hi.
In 1949, in the Rioyal Artillery, I attained my marsman badge with the Lee Enfeld SMLE and was actually paid 14p a day for it. When I signed on in the RAF, I again attained marksman but not paid for it. The RAF also trained on the Bren, wonderful weapon.

MJ1
05-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Hi.
In 1949, in the Rioyal Artillery, I attained my marsman badge with the Lee Enfeld SMLE and was actually paid 14p a day for it. When I signed on in the RAF, I again attained marksman but not paid for it. The RAF also trained on the Bren, wonderful weapon.

I have to say the SMLE is a tough old girl to get along with but not impossible.

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